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First time overclocking. Tips?

Hi guys, I'm trying to overclock for the first time. My build for everything is:
ryzen 1600
MSI b350 Tomahawk
Corsair h115i
G. Skill aegis 2400mhz

Now, it's my first time overclocking and I tried overclocking within the BIOS but I couldn't figure it out from there. I have MSI command center and I don't know if I can overclock from there or not. If I can, great! How do I do that? If I can't, great! How do I do it from the BIOS?
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  1. YouTube is your friend. That's probably the most common am4 board sold I suspect there are dozens of vidoes showing exactly what to use and where it is on there. They can give you and better idea I can in text.if you're on stock cooler I suggest stopping at 3.7 or 3.6ghz
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    Try Ryzen master and with your cooler you should just set it to 1.35v. Push the clocks high as you can get on that voltage. Should hit 4ghz. Check the temps but with the water cooler it shouldn't go past 50c.
    https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master
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  3. elbert said:
    Try Ryzen master and with your cooler you should just set it to 1.35v. Push the clocks high as you can get on that voltage. Should hit 4ghz. Check the temps but with the water cooler it shouldn't go past 50c.
    https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master


    I have the msi command center. Is this the same as the ryzen master?
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  4. Here is an image of Ryzen master. Its possiable that MSI packaged into their command center.
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  5. So at the bottom where it says 1 next to C I click on it and adjust my CPU to whichever OC setting i desire? And i dont have to worry about going to 2 at the bottom of the application and set the clocks to the right frequency?
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  6. You can save up to five custom profiles for Ryzen in the Master utility. Thats what those are. Once you got it set just click on save profile. Here is video at the start it show how to set Ryzen Master which is simple. The rest is on bios overclock if you ever want to push overclocking to its limit.
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  7. So let me ask you this: When I'm done with the overclocking and I save it, do I need to restart my computer and go into the bios to make sure everything is working properly?
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  8. Nope. You could simply fire up CPUz to check your CPU. Given your overclocking you should test stablity using prime95 version 26.6 for about 10minutes. Watch temps with speedfan.
    http://www.cpuid.com/
    http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=15504
    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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  9. what would be stable for this cpu to be stable overclocked? 3.6 or 3.9?
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  10. It varies you have to test using prime95 small cpu test. With your cooler I would think 3.9Ghz at the least. What overclock is stable with 1.35v you just have to test and see. Put it to 3.9Ghz and test and if you get no errors or crashes then go 4Ghz. Test again and if all is well I suggest smaller increases. The 1.35v is about the highest safe voltage and 4.1Ghz probably will not be stable.
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  11. elbert said:
    It varies you have to test using prime95 small cpu test. With your cooler I would think 3.9Ghz at the least. What overclock is stable with 1.35v you just have to test and see. Put it to 3.9Ghz and test and if you get no errors or crashes then go 4Ghz. Test again and if all is well I suggest smaller increases. The 1.35v is about the highest safe voltage and 4.1Ghz probably will not be stable.


    On the topic of prime95, I honestly dont know how to use it correctly. Is there a link on youtube you know that would explain it better?
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  12. elbert said:
    It varies you have to test using prime95 small cpu test. With your cooler I would think 3.9Ghz at the least. What overclock is stable with 1.35v you just have to test and see. Put it to 3.9Ghz and test and if you get no errors or crashes then go 4Ghz. Test again and if all is well I suggest smaller increases. The 1.35v is about the highest safe voltage and 4.1Ghz probably will not be stable.

    Never mind I found everything out for prime95. Do I need to do 12 to 24 hours worth of testing with prime95?
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  13. With water cooling it takes a bit to warm up so 20~30 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes for water to warm up so an extra 10~20 minutes should be enough to test stablity. Games wouldn't push your CPU as much so doesn't take long to be reasonably sure of stable operation.
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  14. Thank you for all of the help! If it weren't for you, I don't think I would have started overclocking at all.
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  15. If you need any more help come back to tomshardware for all tech questions.
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  16. I'll post updates this Saturday.
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  17. Ok, update time:

    It didn't work.

    Somehow I have to enable HPET? Where do I go to enable that?
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  18. I found this link, but how do I go to command prompt afterwardsh to put this in?ttp://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2344969/enable-hpet-fully.html
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  19. High Precision Event Timer usally is in the advanced tab under integrated pheripherals on MSI motherboards. The command prompt in windows 7 just click on start>all programs>accessories to see command prompt. The right click on command prompt to select run as admin.
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  20. I'm running windows 10.
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  21. Click Start and then typing “cmd” into the search box. To open Command Prompt with administrative privileges, right-click the result and then click “Run as Administrator.”
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  22. I'm not seeing that when I right click on the windows on the bottom left
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  23. I right click on the cmd prompt and run as administrator and I can't figure it out from there.
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  24. You mean type the following.
    bcdedit /set useplatformclock true

    Hit return, wait for the response. Then restart your PC.
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  25. elbert said:
    You mean type the following.
    bcdedit /set useplatformclock true

    Hit return, wait for the response. Then restart your PC.

    Says bcedit is not recognized as an internal or external command
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  26. Did you use bcdedit or bcedit? If there is path issues you may need change: cd c:\windows\System32
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  27. Tried both, still didn't take. Also using c:\windows\system32 in the command prompt
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  28. Did you try the command after changing the path?
    bcdedit /set useplatformclock true

    Did it say unknown command?
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  29. yes
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  30. Use file explorer and see if bcdedit is in the folder c:\windows\system32
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  31. It is
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  32. Then it should work. Make sure you start cmd as admin and you change directory. Type dir to make sure your in c:\windows\system32 before trying bcdedit.
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  33. How about if I use this way instead? It's a bit grainy, but it should work, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=41&v=v0xOQuqZAvs
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  34. Maybe as there are few ways to make any one change in windows.
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  35. Can you post pics or find pics or videos of how I should run the bcdedit as admin? Im lost when it comes to that.
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  36. Yes here is an image. To get the path tho you need to type cd\ c:\windows\system32 or do it in 2 steps like the second image. Dont use those last 2 commands in the second image as they are for otherthings.


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  37. Oh, ok. Yeah i was doing this completely wrong then. I'll let you know in a bit.
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  38. So i tried OC and somehow ended up underclocking my CPU to 2.8mhz ilin my BIOS. How do i fix this to being back at 3.2 or even 3.6?
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  39. Also, HPET is still being a butt to me and not letting allowing me access to HPET as admin.
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  40. Could be cool'n'quiet are throttling back your clocks. Also turn off any boost when overclocking.
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